How to Tie a Noose Knot

Despite its ominous name, this knot was mostly used by hunters to snare birds and small game.

You will need

  • A single length of rope

Step 1 Make loop Make a loop by crossing one end of the rope—or “working end”—over the remaining rope—or “standing end.”

Step 2 Form smaller loop Pass the working end horizontally behind the loop, forming a smaller loop at the base of the larger loop.

Step 3 Poke end through small loop Bring the working end around the front and poke it down through the smaller loop.

Step 4 Tighten knot Pull the working end to tighten the knot, creating an adjustable loop. You’re ready to snare.